Hedvig, HPE Partner Up
June 12, 2017
has bundled a solution with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). The Hedvig
Distributed Storage Platform combines Hedvig software-defined storage
with HPE Apollo 4200 servers and is available in 48- and 96-terabyte
configurations. The pretested, validated solution is a rack-scale
infrastructure designed for private, hybrid, and multi-datacenter cloud
solutions. Joint customers benefit from improved time-to-market and
lower the costs associated with data-driven, digital business services.
“Our customers—including some of the largest Fortune 50 companies—have
requested we develop end-to-end solutions with HPE,” said Avinash
Lakshman, CEO and founder of Hedvig. “Partnering with HPE Pathfinder and
HPE Complete teams allowed us to integrate Hedvig quickly with HPE
hardware and meet these customer requirements. Our partnership with HPE
and resulting collaboration on this solution is yet more validation of
the increasing momentum we’re seeing in software-defined storage.”
The Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform delivers the architecture needed
to store, manage, and protect data in dynamic, cloud-based environments.
Hedvig software-defined storage builds on HPE workload-optimized servers
to enable enterprises to grow and tailor data services in lockstep with
changing business requirements.
“We are proud to support Hedvig as an HPE Complete partner as it expands
to new markets,” said Milan Shetti, CTO of the Data Center
Infrastructure Group at HPE. “Hedvig’s mission to create highly scalable
and flexible storage for cloud infrastructures aligns with our vision
for hybrid IT. Together we will better serve large enterprises
The initial solution is available on Apollo 4200 servers, with Apollo
4500 and ProLiant server variants to follow. The joint Hedvig-HPE
•Multi-protocol support to collapse disparate tiers of storage: Unify
block, file, and object interfaces in a single platform. Eliminate the
need for disparate SAN, NAS, and object storage and collapse traditional
tiers by selecting workload-optimized servers.
•App-specific data services for virtual machines and containers:
Fine-tune data services such as replication, deduplication, and
compression on a per-application basis. Seamlessly provision storage
from any hypervisor or container system.
•Native, multi-site replication for active data across any cloud:
Replicate data across any private or public cloud site. Build highly
available infrastructures that allow seamless failover of applications,
even among different public cloud providers.
Building on significant initial enterprise demand for the joint
solution, the Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform simplifies the
management of data across hybrid IT infrastructures. With the
availability of the platform through HPE Complete, customers benefit
from the full HPE suite of hardware, software, and services to build
rack-scale infrastructure to provide multi-petabyte:
•Private cloud storage for VMware vSphere, XenServer, Microsoft Hyper-V
and Linux KVM.
•Hybrid cloud storage-as-a-service, including AWS, Microsoft Azure, and
Google Cloud Platform.
•Stateful container storage for Docker, microservices, and DevOps.
is the first joint solution since Hedvig announced its strategic
investment from Hewlett Packard Pathfinder, HPE’s venture investment and
partnership program. Now through HPE Complete, customers can purchase
perpetual and subscription licenses to Hedvig in addition to receiving
support for the solution directly from HPE and the HPE partner
ecosystem. HPE Complete combines best-in-class third-party branded
products with the added reliability of HPE’s interoperability assurance
for a complete validated solution—all via one HPE purchase order.
By 2021, more than 30 percent of enterprise datacenter storage capacity
will be deployed on software-defined or hyperconverged architectures1.
The expanded relationship with HPE helps meet this demand, giving
customers and members of the Hedvig CloudScale Partner program access to
world-class HPE hardware and Hedvig software in pretested, supported
The HPE Complete and Hedvig joint solution will be generally available
on June 5, 2017. Pricing starts at $115 per terabyte per year plus
associated HPE hardware costs.